KUPRIN began his literary career as a member of theGorky (Knowledge) school, but he soon becamesufficiently significant to assume individual importance.His early training was for the army, and, consequently,his earlier stories treat of military life. He achievedliterary prominence with The Duel, a novel thatappeared immediately after the Russo-Japanese war andwas acclaimed by all anti-militarists.Caprice is one of Kuprin's later stories. The presentversion, anonymously translated, is reprinted... Topics: soviet, literature
Looks at life in Russia shortly before the disintegration of the Soviet Union from the perspective of a Moscow teenager named Alec. Discusses the ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union, the 15 different republics and the challenge of creating a market system and democracy. Discovers Alec's love of rock music, the importance of literature and warm friendships in his culture and how uncertain times affect a teenager's life. Topic: Soviet Union
Alexander Solzhenitsyn edited a powerful book that dramatically impacted my life in my thinking about how nations are transformed. While it was published in 1974 (renewed in 1981) and obviously is now out of print, for several of the essays, this book is worth searching for.It should be noted that Solzhenitsyn is much more well thought of in the West than in Russia today. Even though he returned to live in Moscow, Russians generally feel he left the country to profit on his message, so he is... Topic: soviet history
The postwar Soviet Union was a developmental state par excellence. Beginning in the 1950s, Soviet academics completely reinvented the discipline of international political economy and developed a new area studies academic establishment, creating the intellectual space needed to discuss how newly independent countries in the 'Third World' could plot their own non-capitalist development. Academics held conferences and seminars for visitors from around the developing world, often offering the... Topic: Soviet History
Something I made one evening when I was really bored. Based on the Brezhnev documentary in the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevA http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevB Topic: "brezhnev" "Soviet"